Happy Monday, everyone! It’s great to finally be back with you in this beautiful new space! As you can see, my site is finally finished and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome! Hats off to my incredible designer, Allyssa, who took my vision for this space and turned it into a reality.

How has your summer been going so far?  There’s only one word to describe mine—FAST—like driving a car with no brakes fast! Here we are with less than a month to go until fall arrives and I’m feeling like summer hasn’t even happened yet, at least here in Chicago, where the weather has been absolutely manic!

I hope you’ll indulge me then, for hanging on to these last days of summer like a child who doesn’t want to go back to school. {Remember those days?} Though I’ve got less than four weeks to do it, I’m determined to wear all those summer clothes that, three months ago, I had moved to the front of my closet for regular rotation.  Watch for some of my favorite outfits in the upcoming My Style feature.

Because my work as a portrait photographer is still so near and dear to my heart, I couldn’t launch a new site without also launching a new feature I’m calling—I Like Your Style—a feature that allows me to capture, through the lens of my camera, individuals who I believe possess the essence of great style. How does one define the essence of great style? As my mother used to say, some people just have a certain je ne sais quoi  that, though undefinable, is always undeniable.

Also new is the Profiles feature, where I’ll be introducing you to game changers, tastemakers, style setters, beauty experts, and more, on a weekly basis.

To my faithful Le blog de Marie followers, I hope you’ll transition with me to this beautiful new space and that you won’t be shy about signing up here via email to get all the latest scoop from The Daily. You’ll be happy to note that I haven’t done away with any of the regular features that are unique to Le blog, I’ve simply added to them, while keeping my focus on all things fashion and lifestyle.

The Print Shop is still taking shape, but coming in late fall I’ll be unveiling my new line of fine art photographic prints and cards, so stay tuned for that.

So now that I’ve gotten the business part of this out of the way there’s only one thing left to say—THANK YOU!  I’m so happy you’re here and I truly hope MaryMurnane.com becomes a place that will inspire you on a daily basis.

Make it a great day!